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Pakistan imports from India stand at Rs 2.12 billion until first half of Feb

Pakistan imports from India stand at Rs 2.12 billion until first half of Feb

LAHORE: Pakistan has imported items worth Rs 2.12 billion during the first half of February 2015 from India via Wagah Border, while total tax was collected Rs 241.7 million during the said period.
As per detail, Pakistan imported tomatoes, garlic, polyethylene, ginger, cotton yarn, machinery etc from India during first half of February 2015.
Pakistan imported 6290,394 kilo gram (Kg) tomatoes worth Rs 291 million, while Rs 17.2 million was generated by getting tax on import of tomatoes. On the other hand, garlic 84,198 kg worth Rs 8.6 million was imported.
Documents show that Pakistan imported 25,358 kg fruits (H.S Code 709-6000) from India worth Rs 1.9 million. Ginger worth Rs 100 million was imported.
Pakistan imported vegetables of H.S Code 709-9900 worth Rs 8.8 million and Rs 0.4 million was collected as duty tax and Rs 0.15 million as income taxes. Besides, vegetables like cucumbers, beans, carrots and other vegetables were also imported.
Pakistan also imported soya bean worth Rs 994 million during first half of February, while duty tax Rs 49 million, sales tax Rs 52 million, additional sales tax Rs 1.3 million and income tax Rs 23 million were collected by Pakistan customs.
As per detail, Pakistan has imported polyethylene of Rs 174.5 million. The customs collected Rs 8.6 million as duty tax, Rs 31 million as sales tax and Rs 4 million as income tax. Similarly, polypropylene worth Rs 59 million was imported; while total tax almost Rs 15 million was collected on polypropylene import.
As a whole, imports of Pakistan stands at Rs 2.12 billion from India via Wagah Border and total collected tax remained Rs 241.7 million.